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Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids

December 28th, 2012 Seasonal

Although for the most part children spend Halloween trick-or-treating while adults dance the night away at a costume party, many kids are celebrating the holiday with festive celebrations of their own. Monster in a bowl. Engage your kids' imaginations by letting them meet a real life monster. You can pull this off by creatively using some basic household items. Place a blindfold over the participants' eyes and lead them to a table with bowls filled with different ingredients. Fill one bowl with grapes covered in oil and let the kids put their hands in - tell them that it's the monsters eyes. Fill another bowl with cooked spaghetti and tell them that it's the intestines. You can use cooked chicken feet for the claws and a fuzzy scarf for the tail. They'll be sure to squirm and giggle as they feel the different textures! Ghost stories. Dim the lights and have everyone sit in a circle. Assign one of the adults with the task of coming up with a ghost story to share. The storyteller can hold a flashlight under his face for a dramatic effect. After one pre-written story has been told, encourage the kids to come up with a story together, giving each party-goer the opportunity to add to the tale. Child-appropriate Halloween movies. While older kids and adults may find it entertaining to watch horror movies on Halloween, younger kids may find them extremely frightening and experience nightmares after watching. Instead, pop in a few child-friendly shows, such as Scooby Doo and one of the wide variety of Halloween-themed Disney programs, including Wizards of Waverley Place. Children and parents alike will enjoy the night's festivities. Be sure to go all out with decorations and get ready for a scary good time Although for the most part children spend Halloween trick-or-treating while adults dance the night away at a costume party, many kids are celebrating the holiday with festive celebrations of their own.

Monster in a bowl. Engage your kids' imaginations by letting them meet a real life monster. You can pull this off by creatively using some basic household items. Place a blindfold over the participants' eyes and lead them to a table with bowls filled with different ingredients. Fill one bowl with grapes covered in oil and let the kids put their hands in - tell them that it's the monsters eyes. Fill another bowl with cooked spaghetti and tell them that it's the intestines. You can use cooked chicken feet for the claws and a fuzzy scarf for the tail. They'll be sure to squirm and giggle as they feel the different textures!

Ghost stories. Dim the lights and have everyone sit in a circle. Assign one of the adults with the task of coming up with a ghost story to share. The storyteller can hold a flashlight under his face for a dramatic effect. After one pre-written story has been told, encourage the kids to come up with a story together, giving each party-goer the opportunity to add to the tale.

Child-appropriate Halloween movies. While older kids and adults may find it entertaining to watch horror movies on Halloween, younger kids may find them extremely frightening and experience nightmares after watching. Instead, pop in a few child-friendly shows, such as Scooby Doo and one of the wide variety of Halloween-themed Disney programs, including Wizards of Waverley Place.

Children and parents alike will enjoy the night's festivities. Be sure to go all out with decorations and get ready for a scary good time.